5 Worldly SF Restaurants to Satiate Your Palate for Travel
One of the greatest perks of living in San Francisco is the rich cultural immersion you experience on a daily basis. But, in our opinion, there’s no better way to dive deep into diversity than through food. So, if you’re an active jetsetter like our residents at The Harrison, get a glimpse of our favorite worldly restaurants in San Francisco to satiate your palate for travel.
Nopalito | Mexican
Amongst the most acclaimed Mexican restaurants in San Francisco is Nopalito, a vibrant neighborhood kitchen that celebrates the traditional cookery of Mexico with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors. The ambiance is both chic and authentic, offering a true home-away-from-home experience where both your appetite and soul are fed. Be sure to start off with a classic margarita then follow with their Gorditas Campechanas—empanadas filled with brisket and chorizo—and carne asada served with summer beans, grilled cactus and all the vital accoutrements.
Flour + Water | Italian
Just moments from your doorstep at The Harrison lies one of the best Italian joints in all of San Francisco. Flour + Water showcases a coveted menu influenced by regional traditionals throughout Italy with Northern California inspirations led by Executive Chef Thomas McNaughton. Here, you can count on incredibly fresh house-made pasta, Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza and carefully crafted dishes ranging from halibut crudo to veal carne cruda toast. After an unforgettable meal here, you’ll be on the next flight to Italy.
Mister Jiu’s | Chinese
Voted the #3 best new restaurant in America in 2017 by Bon Appetit, Mister Jiu’s is an absolute must for San Francisco’s greatest Chinese food. With an impressive Michelin star, Executive Chef and owner Brandon Jew is changing the game when it comes to high-end Chinese cuisine with a subtle California accent, all served in a restored historic space with modern flair. Don’t shy away from Jew’s charcuterie section on the menu, because it’s by far the winning item. And, for a reimagined favorite, order the astounding hot and sour soup.
Mourad | Moroccan
Located at 140 Montgomery, and mere steps from The Harrison, is Mourad—a modern interpretation of Moroccan cuisine deeply rooted in the past. The restaurant itself pairs authentic Moroccan design with contemporary details, perfectly harmonizing with the bold cuisine. Their food pays homage to the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco in new ways that play off fresh, local, artisanal ingredients and the spirit of innovation in California. Get a group together and order the slow cooked short rib La’Acha—a Moroccan family-style meal with an array of delicious sides.
ROOH | Indian
Nestled in the heart of San Francisco is ROOH, an urban, Indian-inspired communal restaurant and cocktail bar. The chef draws his inspiration from the vibrancy of Indian culture, art and music, as well as the innovative spirit of modern India. Dinner at ROOH is a truly gastronomical experience with fresh, seasonal dishes that interpret customary Indian sensibilities, offering shared plates like traditional butter chicken, lamb shank nihari, spiced chickpea cake, paneer chili roll and so much more.